Season 6 (1997/98) Leading Scorer Predictions

Let’s take a look at each team and who currently leads the team in scoring, and a prediction of who will finish as the leading scorer for each respective team.

Chicago:
Current Leader: Pavel Bure/Todd Bertuzzi/Benoit Hogue – 11 Points
Projected Leader: Pavel Bure.  Weight and Shanahan both play with Bure, and both are very very good players as well, but Bure is the best pure offensive player on Chicago and will lead the team in scoring.

St. Louis:
Current Leader: Mario Lemieux – 24 points
Projected Leader: Mario Lemieux.  St. Louis is stacked with many great forwards, but no one can touch Super Mario.  He’ll lead his club to a playoff berth and potentially a division title.

Detroit:
Current Leader: Jamie Langenbrunner – 24 points
Projected Leader: Jamie Langenbrunner.  My one fear in predicting Jamie here is that he’s playing 2nd line minutes, and 2nd power play.  Will he get bumped up to Line 1 and PP 1?  I’d have to think so at the rate he’s producing.

Anaheim:
Current Leader: Russ Courtnall – 11 points
Projected Leader: Geoff Sanderson.  Courtnall isn’t going to get as many minutes as Sanderson, and Sanderson is just the better player overall, so eventually he’ll kick it into high gear and start producing at a better rate.

Quebec:
Current Leader: Martin St. Louis – 10 points
Projected Leader: Pavol Demitra.  This one was tough as a lot of the Nords forwards are around the same point total.  St. Louis could certainly lead the group, but I’m going to take the center in Demitra who will keep feeding St. Louis and pick up some solo points on his own.

Seattle:
Current Leader: Trevor Linden/Tony Granato – 11 points
Projected Leader: Trevor Linden.  1st Line Center.  1st PP Unit.  Best forward on the team.  Linden will emerge as the point leader.

Vancouver:
Current Leader: Brian Leetch – 12 points
Projected Leader: Patrik Elias.  Elias is only a point behind Leetch, and he’ll continue to get as much ice time as possible, which will lead to a point outburst.

Winnipeg:
Current Leader: Jason Arnott – 14 points
Projected Leader: Jason Arnott.  Arnott was a beast for the Jets last year, and his play is not slowing down.  He may only get 2nd line time and 2nd PP time, but he produces at a high rate nonetheless.

Boston:
Current Leader: Pierre Turgeon – 25 points
Projected Leader: Pierre Turgeon.  Leads the league in points.  Having a monstrous start to the season.  Hard to go against Pierre at this point.

Montreal:
Current Leader: Dimirti Khristich/Mats Sundin – 11 points
Projected Leader: Jaromir Jagr.  Jagr is two points back right now, but he’ll show the league why he’s a threat every shift and start tallying up the points.

Hartford:
Current Leader: Andrew Cassels – 20 points
Projected Leader: Sergei Fedorov.  Fed is only 1 point back, has incredible line mates, and plays more time than Cassels.  Fed will eventually overtake the top spot of the Whalers.

Los Angeles:
Current Leader: Tony Amonte – 10 points
Projected Leader: Marc Savard.  Savard was an absolute monster last season, and I think he’ll want to keep that momentum going this season and he’ll start racking up the points and leaving Amonte in the dust.

Ottawa:
Current Leader: Alexander Mogilny – 15 points
Projected Leader: Alexander Mogilny.  The most talented forward on the Sens.  The goal scoring machine will be firing on all cylinders all season long.

New York Rangers:
Current Leader: Pat Elynuik – 10 points.
Projected Leader: Wayne Gretzky.  Until the Hall of Famer shows he can’t play, I’m not picking against him.

New Jersey:
Current Leader: Mark Recchi – 17 points
Projected Leader: Mark Recchi.  Does it matter?  Team has Modano, Recchi, Francis, Muller, Messier, Fleury.  How can you predict who wins the scoring race when it’s top 9 are loaded to the max.

Philadelphia:
Current Leader: Vincent Damphousse – 14 points
Projected Leader: Vincent Damphousse.  I was leaning Yashin, but how Doan has 13 points and Yashin has 6 points and they play together is beyond me.  Is Yashin just not producing because Doan is taking away from Yashin’s game?  I don’t know.  I’ll stick with Vinny to lead the team in scoring.

Minnesota:
Current Leader: Brian Bellows – 10 points
Projected Leader: Joe Sakic.  Sakic is the best player in Minnesota, and will show why when he gets his game going.

San Jose:
Current Leader: Anson Carter – 10 points
Projected Leader: Anson Carter.  Sharks have been grooming Carter for quite some time now, and I think this will be his coming out party.  Carter will lead the Sharks and be a staple for this organization for a long time.

Season 6 (1997/98) Rookie Watch 1

About 8 games into the season, we are getting an early picture of what this season’s crop of rookies are going to bring to their teams over the next decade or so.

Leading Forwards

 

 

RW Shane Doan (PHI)
8 GP: 6-3-9

With 6 goals and 9 points, Doan currently leads all rookies in scoring. Shane plays on the Flyers 2nd line with sophomore co-alternate captain Ryan Smyth, and centered by veteran pivot Vinny Damphousse. Flyers brought in Damphousse to offer quality depth at the center position after Knutsen disappointed in ’96, after his successful ‘95 season. Damphousse will also help mentor both wingers throughout the season. Doan has also done a phenomenal job on the power play for the Flyers with 2 power play goals (tied league-wide for 8th in PPGs) in 22 power play opportunities, helping maintain the Flyers dominant power play percentage (36.3%), which leads the league. Doan has a bright future for sure, but will his teammates help him score enough to win the Calder Cup at the end of the season?

RW Milan Hejduk (LOS)
7 GP: 3-2-5

The Kings’, past injured veteran sniper Valeri Zelepukin, are extremely weak down the left side leaving Hejduk to depend on his center, sophomore center Marc Savard (Last season’s Calder Cup winner if I’m not mistaken). Hopefully veteran winger Gerard Gallant can open up space for the two young forwards to work their magic. Hejduk is already some glimpses of his clutch timing when he scored his lone GTG. Unfortunately, the Kings themselves are not scoring very well as they sit 16th in the league in team scoring and 13th in overall league standings.

RW Adam Deadmarsh (HFD)
7 GP: 2-2-4

The Whalers are one of the t90hl’s deepest & most skilled teams. With that fact, it’s understandable why Deadmarsh sits on the 3rd line with veteran center Bob Corkum and two-way winger Todd Krygier. Unfortunately, Deadmarsh’s low standings on the Whaler’s depth chart means that he misses out on power play time putting him at a disadvantage compared to some of the other Calder hopefuls. Maybe when the Whalers take a big enough lead in the standings, coach Muckler will give Deadmarsh a bigger role on the team and maybe some time on the power play unit.

LW Fredrik Modin (QUE)
9 GP: 0-5-5

Modin plays on the 2nd line with young stars like center Pavol Demitra and RW Martin St Louis. What makes Modin’s situation difficult is that he plays on the left side of a line that all shoot left, making it harder to feed him passes on the rush. Modin can still find success with his current situation, but a right handed shooter on his line would benefit him on his Calder journey.

LW Magnus Arvedson (LOS)
7 GP: 1-2-3

Stepping up onto the first line to cover for Zelepukin’s who has been out injured, Arvedson needs to take advantage of this opportunity. With only 3 points in 7 games, Magnus finds himself with quite an uphill climb to make an effort for Rookie of the Year. He shows promise though, as his lone goal is a shorthanded one.

Leading Defensemen
Dan Boyle (LOS)
8 GP: 1-5-6

Danny Boyle is an elite level offensive defenseman in the making, and the Kings’ are so certain of that, they are starting him on their top pairing of defensemen, as well as time on the top power play unit. Many critics state that starting Boyle in such a prominent role on the team so early will negatively effect his development, as defenseman typically need extra time in the juniors to develop. So far this season, Boyle is proving those critics wrong, leading the Kings’ defensemen in points (6 pts), tied for most goals by Kings’ defensemen (1 goal), and most power play goals by Kings’ defensemen (1 goal). Boyle is tied for 2nd in points among all Kings’ skaters. Boyle’s defense isn’t his strong suit, but he is still a +1. That may be thanks to his defense partner, shutdown stay at home defenseman Adam Foote; a great move by coach Pierre Page. Boyle has an excellent shot of taking home the Calder trophy, as he is 2nd in scoring among all rookies, yet he’s a defenseman.

Leading Goalies
Evgeni Nabokov (NJD)
8 GP: 5-2-1
475 min – 2.15 GAA – 0.917 SV% – 1 SO

Nabokov is already an elite level player at 83ov, yet at 22 years of age, he has such a high ceiling to continue developing. Nabokov is the Devils’ starting goalie this season, and is doing an excellent job so far this season. With young defensemen such as Ed Jovanovski, Sandis Ozolinsh, and Dimitri Yushkevich, Nabokov will get plenty of support from his defensive corps for years to come. He also has plenty of help on the front line scoring goals, so he shouldn’t find himself in too many tight spots that he has to fight his way out in order to get wins. Tom Levitt has really set Nabokov up for success by improving the team as much as he has over the last couple of seasons; Evgeni may be the first goalie to win Rookie of the Year in t90hl history as long as he can continue his success over the rest of the season, and most likely into the playoffs.

Other Notable Rookies
LW Ethan Moreau (DET)
8 GP: 1-1-2
D Zdeno Chara (VAN)
9 GP: 0-2-2
-6 & 20 hits
RW Mike Johnson (MTL)
9 GP: 3-0-3

Endorsements Complete for Season 5: How Much Do You Win?

Chicago:
Curtis Joseph
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Endorsement Achieved – $500,000 Winnings

Brian Bellows
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

St Louis:
Scott Young (Traded to Hartford)
Jimmy Johns Gargantuan Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 82 overall)
Player goal: 37 goals or 52 assists
Endorsement Not Achieved

Gord Murphy
Fleer Ultra Endorsement (D-men only – Max 80 overall)
Player goal: 20 goals or 47 assists
Endorsement Not Achieved

Detroit:
No endorsements submitted

Toronto:
Steve Sullivan
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Endorsement Not Achieved

JJ Daigneault
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000

Calgary:
No endorsements submitted

Seattle:
No endorsements submitted

Vancouver:
Patrik Elias
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

Janne Niinimaa (Traded to Toronto)
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Endorsement Not Achieved

Winnipeg:
Jason Arnott
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

Kenny Jonsson
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Endorsement Not Achieved

Boston:
Ray Whitney
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Endorsement Not Achieved

Alexei Kovalev
Jimmy Johns Gargantuan Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 82 overall)
Player goal: 37 goals or 52 assists
Endorsement Not Achieved

Montreal:
No endorsements submitted

Hartford:
Arturs Irbe
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Endorsement Achieved – $500,000 Winnings

Zigmund Palffy
Jimmy Johns Gargantuan Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 82 overall)
Player goal: 37 goals or 52 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,500,000 Winnings

Quebec:
Marc Savard
Super Chexx Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 15 goals or 27 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $500,000 Winnings

Bryan Smolinski
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

Pittsburgh:
Cliff Ronning
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

Ed Belfour (Traded to San Jose)
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Endorsement Achieved – $500,000 Winnings

New York Rangers:
Jiri Slegr
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000

Patrick Roy
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Endorsement Achieved – $500,000 Winnings

New Jersey:
Mike Vernon
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Endorsement Achieved – $500,000 Winnings

Sandis Ozolinsh
Fleer Ultra Endorsement (D-men only – Max 80 overall)
Player goal: 20 goals or 47 assists
Endorsement Not Achieved

Philadelphia:
Miroslav Satan
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Endorsement Not Achieved

Alexei Zhitnik
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

Minnesota:
No endorsements submitted

San Jose:
Kimmo Timonen
Fleer Ultra Endorsement (D-men only – Max 80 overall)
Player goal: 20 goals or 47 assists
Endorsement Not Achieved

Joe Cirella
Everlasting Gobstopper Endorsement (D-men only – Max 75 overall)
Player goal: 5 goals or 20 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $500,000

Neck and Neck for the Rocket

With the playoffs right around the corner, the regular season is winding down. As we approach the end of the season, some teams are gearing up for the playoffs, while others are already looking ahead at the draft. This also means award season is right around the corner as well, and many players are looking for one last push to prove they are the best in their respective talents by winning some hardware. The Rocket Richard Trophy race for most goals, is one of the tightest races as we approach the end of the season. With only about two weeks left in the season – maybe 5 games or left per team – we find three players with 47 goals, and three more players only two goals back with 45. We are going to take a look at these six players, the remaining games in the season, and break down how this neck and neck race might play out.


Pierre Turgeon (BOS) – 47 Goals
74 Games Played
6 Games Left
Turgeon leads the league in goals (tied with Fleury), as well as his team in points (by 23 points). While Turgeon centers wingers Esa Tikkanen and Teemu Selanne, both of whom look like they would contribute to Turge’s goal scoring prowess, with 49 and 55 points respectively, where Turgeon gets his 47 goals and 99 points is mind-boggling. Most centers are looked to, to be puck distributers. In Boston, Turgeon is just sets up in front of the net and causes havoc, screens goalies, and deflects pucks sent towards the net by his line-mates and defensemen. With 6 games left, 3 of the teams Bruins face are rate top 6 in team defense, and the other two are ranked 4 worst, including the Jets who are ranked last in GA/G.


Theoren Fleury (NJD) – 49 Goals
76 Games Played
6 Games Left
One the highest scoring line in the league, with 276 points between Fleury, Modano, and Recchi, Theo is the finishing the scoring plays despite the others on his line having better ratings in scoring. A very fast group of skaters, many teams have a hard time keeping up with this line, and as a result, defenses are left in the dust as if they are standing around. Fleury has four games left, and while one of them is against the Northstars, who are without their top netminder, the other three game the Devils face the top three teams in the league in goals against averages. While Fleury’s line may be doing well, this schedule is working against his chances of finishing the season as the goal-scoring leader. Odds are he will finish in the top 3, but not number one.


Mario Lemieux (STL) – 47 Goals
75 Games Played
5 Games Left
Super Mario is, tied with Pavel Bure for, the highest rated player in the league. Lemieux’s plays pivot for line mates, including highly rated RW Keith Tkachuk and LW Shayne Corson. Lemieux currently has 47 goals, but one less game than the other two players with 47 goals to try and take the solo lead in goal scoring. His five remaining games include two against the Northstars, whose star Goaltender is sidelined on a 5 game suspension, leaving sophomore goalie Nikolai Khabibulin to cover the crease. The other games, two against the Red Wings and one against the Mets, are against teams that are ranked in the bottom 4 teams in the league in GA/G. All of these provide a bright outlook on Lemieux’s chances to run away with the Rocket Richard Trophy by the end of the year.

Adam Graves (NYR) – 45 Goals
74 Games Played
6 Games Left
While Graves’ line mates aren’t as talented as Fleury’s, Lemieux’s, or Turgeon’s… Grave’s line is designed more with each player’s talents being more specialized for their role. While Adam Oates is an amazing passer, his scoring abilities are not that great, and while Rick Tocchet may be better at scoring than Oates, he is a power forward and better equipped at protecting the puck, and retrieving it from the corners. Graves, on the other hand, is a great sniper, and playing with the other guys on his line, he is more likely going to benefit more in this goal scoring race. With six games left, three teams are in the top five in goals against average, and they play the Whalers twice, the only team they play in the bottom half of the league in GA/G at number 11.

Joe Sakic (MIN) – 45 Goals
75 Games Played
5 Games Left
It’s mind boggling how many points Joe has earned, considering the next highest scoring Northstar, RW Eddie Olczyck, only has 80 pts. It’s almost as if Sakic has tossed his team on his back, and is carrying them into the playoffs, especially with his 8 GWGs. At 2 goals back from the other goal leaders and five games to go, Joe faces four teams ranked in the bottom 7 teams in goals against per game. This presents Sakic with a HUGE advantage over the other six players on this list.

Brendan Shanahan (CHI) – 45 Goals
76 Games Played
4 Games Left
Unlike Sakic, Shanahan has a highly rated and very successful cast of players surrounding him. On his right side, Shanahan has Pavel Bure, leading their team in scoring with 38 goals, 69 assists, and 107 points. Centering the two, Doug Weight is third in team scoring with 30 goals, 54 assists, and 84 points. As if that were not enough, Shanahan has one of the best defensemen in the league, Ray Bourque, feeding the forwards passes and setting up scoring chances. Unfortunately, Shanahan has one less game, and Chicago faces one of the harder schedules in it last 4 games, playing the Rangers, who happen to be the league leaders in goals against per game and facing the Leafs, ranked 6 in GA/G, twice.

White Checker Finish: Endorsements With 2 Games to Go

Chicago:
Curtis Joseph
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Endorsement Achieved – $500,000 Winnings

Brian Bellows
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

St Louis:
Scott Young (Traded to Hartford)
Jimmy Johns Gargantuan Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 82 overall)
Player goal: 37 goals or 52 assists
Endorsement Not Achieved To Date

Gord Murphy
Fleer Ultra Endorsement (D-men only – Max 80 overall)
Player goal: 20 goals or 47 assists
Endorsement Not Achieved To Date

Detroit:
No endorsements submitted

Toronto:
Steve Sullivan
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Endorsement Not Achieved To Date

JJ Daigneault
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Needs 1 Goal or 4 Assists

Calgary:
No endorsements submitted

Seattle:
No endorsements submitted

Vancouver:
Patrik Elias
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

Janne Niinimaa (Traded to Toronto)
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Needs 3 Assists

Winnipeg:
Jason Arnott
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

Kenny Jonsson
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Needs 3 Assists

Boston:
Ray Whitney
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Endorsement Not Achieved To Date

Alexei Kovalev
Jimmy Johns Gargantuan Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 82 overall)
Player goal: 37 goals or 52 assists
Endorsement Not Achieved To Date

Montreal:
No endorsements submitted

Hartford:
Arturs Irbe
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Endorsement Achieved – $500,000 Winnings

Zigmund Palffy
Jimmy Johns Gargantuan Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 82 overall)
Player goal: 37 goals or 52 assists
Needs 2 Assists

Quebec:
Marc Savard
Super Chexx Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 15 goals or 27 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $500,000 Winnings

Bryan Smolinski
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

Pittsburgh:
Cliff Ronning
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

Ed Belfour (Traded to San Jose)
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Endorsement Achieved – $500,000 Winnings

New York Rangers:
Jiri Slegr
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000

Patrick Roy
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Endorsement Achieved – $500,000 Winnings

New Jersey:
Mike Vernon
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Endorsement Achieved – $500,000 Winnings

Sandis Ozolinsh
Fleer Ultra Endorsement (D-men only – Max 80 overall)
Player goal: 20 goals or 47 assists
Endorsement Not Achieved To Date

Philadelphia:
Miroslav Satan
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Endorsement Not Achieved To Date

Alexei Zhitnik
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

Minnesota:
No endorsements submitted

San Jose:
Kimmo Timonen
Fleer Ultra Endorsement (D-men only – Max 80 overall)
Player goal: 20 goals or 47 assists
Endorsement Not Achieved To Date

Joe Cirella
Everlasting Gobstopper Endorsement (D-men only – Max 75 overall)
Player goal: 5 goals or 20 assists
Endorsement Achieved – $500,000

Endorsement Update for the Home Stretch

Chicago:
Curtis Joseph
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Current Stats: 58 GP; 28 Wins; GAA 3.50
Projected Stats: 70 GP; 34 Wins; GAA 3.50
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 50%

Brian Bellows
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Current Stats: 67 GP; 27 Goals; 35 Assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

St Louis:
Scott Young (Traded to Hartford)
Jimmy Johns Gargantuan Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 82 overall)
Player goal: 37 goals or 52 assists
Current Stats: 70 GP; 18 Goals; 34 Assists
Projected Stats: 80 GP; 21 Goals; 39 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 1%

Gord Murphy
Fleer Ultra Endorsement (D-men only – Max 80 overall)
Player goal: 20 goals or 47 assists
Current Stats: 69 GP; 9 Goals; 29 Assists
Projected Stats: 79 GP; 10 Goals; 33 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 5%

Detroit:
No endorsements submitted

Toronto:
Steve Sullivan
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Current Stats: 66 GP; 12 Goals; 21 Assists
Projected Stats: 77 GP; 14 Goals; 24 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 10%

JJ Daigneault
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Current Stats: 68 GP; 10 Goals; 25 Assists
Projected Stats: 80 GP; 12 Goals; 29 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 55%

Calgary:
No endorsements submitted

Seattle:
No endorsements submitted

Vancouver:
Patrik Elias
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Current Stats: 68 GP; 26 Goals; 39 Assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

Janne Ninimaa (Traded to Toronto)
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Current Stats: 65 GP; 3 Goals; 26 Assists
Projected Stats: 76 GP; 3 Goals; 30 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 35%

Winnipeg:
Jason Arnott
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Current Stats: 64 GP; 25 Goals; 46 Assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

Kenny Jonsson
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Current Stats: 68 GP; 8 Goals; 27 Assists
Projected Stats: 79 GP; 9 Goals; 31 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 40%

Boston:
Ray Whitney
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Current Stats: 67 GP; 16 Goals; 22 Assists
Projected Stats: 80 GP; 19 Goals; 26 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 15%

Alexei Kovalev
Jimmy Johns Gargantuan Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 82 overall)
Player goal: 37 goals or 52 assists
Current Stats: 66 GP; 23 Goals; 34 Assists
Projected Stats: 79 GP; 27 Goals; 41 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 15%

Montreal:
No endorsements submitted

Hartford:
Arturs Irbe
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Current Stats: 54 GP; 22 Wins; GAA 3.48
Projected Stats: 70 GP; 30 Wins; GAA 3.48
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 50%

Zigmund Palffy
Jimmy Johns Gargantuan Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 82 overall)
Player goal: 37 goals or 52 assists
Current Stats: 64 GP; 28 Goals; 40 Assists
Projected Stats: 75 GP; 33 Goals; 47 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 25%

Quebec:
Marc Savard
Super Chexx Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 15 goals or 27 assists
Current Stats: 57 GP; 18 Goals; 39 Assists
Endorsement Achieved – $500,000 Winnings

Bryan Smolinski
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Current Stats: 63 GP; 33 Goals; 26 Assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

Pittsburgh:
Cliff Ronning
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Current Stats: 68 GP; 34 Goals; 44 Assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

Ed Belfour (Traded to San Jose)
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Current Stats: 64 GP; 29 Wins; GAA 3.25
Projected Stats: 70 GP; 31 Wins; GAA 3.25
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 75%

New York Rangers:
Jiri Slegr
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Current Stats: 68 GP; 10 Goals; 28 Assists
Projected Stats: 80 GP; 12 Goals; 33 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 60%

Patrick Roy
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Current Stats: 65 GP; 32 Wins; GAA 3.03
Projected Stats: 70 GP; 35 Wins; GAA 3.03
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 90%

New Jersey:
Mike Vernon
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Current Stats: 64 GP; 36 Wins; GAA 3.25
Endorsement Achieved – $500,000 Winnings

Sandis Ozolinsh
Fleer Ultra Endorsement (D-men only – Max 80 overall)
Player goal: 20 goals or 47 assists
Current Stats: 66 GP; 6 Goals; 19 Assists
Projected Stats: 78 GP; 7 Goals; 22 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: %

Philadelphia:
Miroslav Satan
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Current Stats: 66 GP; 13 Goals; 27 Assists
Projected Stats: 77 GP; 15 Goals; 32 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 35%

Alexei Zhitnik
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Current Stats: 69 GP; 12 Goals; 23 Assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

Minnesota:
No endorsements submitted

San Jose:
Kimmo Timonen
Fleer Ultra Endorsement (D-men only – Max 80 overall)
Player goal: 20 goals or 47 assists
Current Stats: 63 GP; 14 Goals; 25 Assists
Projected Stats: 74 GP; 16 Goals; 29 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 25%

Joe Cirella
Everlasting Gobstopper Endorsement (D-men only – Max 75 overall)
Player goal: 5 goals or 20 assists
Current Stats: 69 GP; 4 Goals; 19 Assists
Projected Stats: 80 GP; 4 Goals; 22 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 70%

Chasing the Calder

Marc Savard C, Que 

19 yo, 75 OV
55-18-56
(game-goals-points)
1.02 pts/gm avg

Savard started the season off on a tear centering the Nordiques’ 2nd line, he jumped out so far ahead of the rest of the rookies in the lead, and most thought he would never be caught. Unfortunately, he got hurt in game 246 against the Leafs, and missed 12 games afterwards. Since his return against the Flames in game 355, Savard has been scoring at a much slower pace, allowing the rest of the rookie pack to catch up. With over a point per game scoring average, almost 0.2 points per game better than the rest of the pack behind him, and 14 games left in the season, will he be able to keep the scoring lead?


Ryan Smyth, LW, PHI 
20 yo, 76 OV
62-21-51
 0.82 pts/gm avg

Ryan Smyth has been in the top 3-5 all season in rookie scoring, but has been moving up the standings the last couple weeks, as he has been a big part in the Flyer’s recent climb out of last place in the league. In the last 11 games since the Flyers started winning, Smyth has put up 7 goals and 14 points. Smyth is the first of many Rookie of the Year candidates the Flyers will most likely have in the running over the next five years or so.


Andrew Brunette, LW, WPG 
23 yo, 78 OV
59-24-49
 0.83 pts/gm avg

Brunette and fellow teammate, and rookie, Zednik play on the first line, flanking Jets’ centerman Petr Nedved. While the Jets are sitting in the bottom 5 of the league in standings, Brunette is tied with the team lead in GWG’s with 4, along with C Jason Arnott. Brunette is 2nd in team scoring with 8 PPGs as well. At 24 years of age, Brunette is one of the oldest in the rookie scoring list by a few years.


Richard Zednik, LW, WPG 
20 yo, 74 OV
 67-20-48
 0.72 pts/gm avg

Zednik, a natural LW, is playing on the Jet’s top line as a RW. Even playing out of his natural position, Zednik is doing well. It helps when you have such a talented centerman like Petr Nedved to feed you and fellow rookie scoring leader, Andrew Brunette. While the Jets are a young team (AVG age 26, 6 players above 30 yo), with two players in the rookie scoring race this year, it looks as if they have a bright future ahead of them.


Daniel Alfredsson, RW, SEA 
23 yo, 78 OV
55-13-45
 0.82 pts/gm avg

Alfredsson plays on the top line, on the right side of center Trevor Linden, and opposite LW Pat Verbeek. Alfredsson is a sniper by nature, but his stats are more representative of a playmaker, as he has almost three times as many assists as he does goals.


Jarome Iginla, RW, VAN 
19 yo, 78 OV
63-12-41
 0.65 pts/gm avg

Iginla plays on the Canucks 2nd line, which does not lack some extremely talented players, center Eric Lindros and LW Patrick Elias. If memory serves me right, Elias was in the rookie scoring race last season (but I cant find the records to confirm). An interesting stat to consider, Iginla has more hits than anyone else on this list, with 105.


Todd Bertuzzi, RW, MIN 
21 yo, 76 OV
 62-16-40
 0.65 pts/gm avg

Bertuzzi plays on the Northstars’ 3rd line with Cory Stillman, and Greg Adams. While he’s not surrounded by elite level players like, Iginla is, Bertuzzi scoring at the same rate or better, considering he gets less minutes per game. With 105 PIMs, Bertuzzi needs to work on his discipline if he wants to get out of coach Al Arbour’s doghouse, and make the jump to a higher line.

Chris Drury, C, VAN
20 yo, 77 OV

65-14-33
 0.51 pts/gm avg

Drury centers the Canucks’ 3rd line, and has some big shoes to fill if he wants to move up, as Steve Yzerman and Eric Lindros center the first two lines. While his stats are pretty good for a rookie playing on a 3rd line, his totals probably won’t earn him a Calder Cup.

Brent Hedican, D, MTL 
26 yo, 71 OV
 64-9-31
 0.48 pts/gm avg

Hedican leads all rookie defensemen in scoring, which is impressive considering his limited playing time on the 3rd defense pairing with Zarley Zalapski and no powerplay time. At 26 years of age, Hedican is by far the oldest player on this list, but looks like a promising late addition for the Canadiens, despite his meager 71 OV rating.

Janne Niinimaa, D, TOR
 21 yo, 76 OV
 62-3-29
 0.47 pts/gm avg

Niinimaa is a defenseman you would expect to be leading rookie defensemen in scoring, with his strong offensive ratings. He is still on the 3rd defensive pairing with stay at home defenseman, Chris Therien. Niinimaa was scoring at a much higher pace at 0.52 pts/gm avg in Vancouver, before being traded to Toronto slowing his pace to 0.25 pts/gm avg; half of what it was in Vancouver. On the upside, his +/- has been much better since the trade, going from -9 to -1. Niinimaa looks to be trying to find a balance between offense and defense, which can be quite the task for a young defenseman. Lucky for him, he has plenty of experienced veterans in Zubov and Murphy, to help him find his way.

Season 5 Endorsement Updates: January 10, 2018

Chicago:
Curtis Joseph
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Current Stats: 45 GP; 19 Wins; GAA 3.60
Projected Stats: 70 GP; 30 Wins; GAA 3.60
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 40%

Brian Bellows
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Current Stats: 54 GP; 19 Goals; 24 Assists
Projected Stats: 78 GP; 27 Goals; 35 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 60%

St Louis:
Scott Young (Traded to Hartford)
Jimmy Johns Gargantuan Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 82 overall)
Player goal: 37 goals or 52 assists
Current Stats: 57 GP; 16 Goals; 28 Assists
Projected Stats: 80 GP; 27 Goals; 39 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 10%

Gord Murphy
Fleer Ultra Endorsement (D-men only – Max 80 overall)
Player goal: 20 goals or 47 assists
Current Stats: 55 GP; 9 Goals; 20 Assists
Projected Stats: 79 GP; 13 Goals; 29 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 10%

Detroit:
No endorsements submitted

Toronto:
Steve Sullivan
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Current Stats: 53 GP; 9 Goals; 18 Assists
Projected Stats: 77 GP; 13 Goals; 26 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 10%

JJ Daigneault
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Current Stats: 56 GP; 10 Goals; 23 Assists
Projected Stats: 80 GP; 14 Goals; 40 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 80%

Calgary:
No endorsements submitted

Seattle:
No endorsements submitted

Vancouver:
Patrik Elias
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Current Stats: 56 GP; 22 Goals; 32 Assists
Projected Stats: 80 GP; 31 Goals; 46 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 80%

Janne Niinimaa (Traded to Toronto)
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Current Stats: 52 GP; 3 Goals; 23 Assists
Projected Stats: 76 GP; 4 Goals; 34 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 55%

Winnipeg:
Jason Arnott
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Current Stats: 50 GP; 20 Goals; 37 Assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

Kenny Jonsson
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Current Stats: 54 GP; 6 Goals; 25 Assists
Projected Stats: 79 GP; 9 Goals; 37 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 60%

Boston:
Ray Whitney
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Current Stats: 56 GP; 12 Goals; 21 Assists
Projected Stats: 80 GP; 17 Goals; 30 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 20%

Alexei Kovalev
Jimmy Johns Gargantuan Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 82 overall)
Player goal: 37 goals or 52 assists
Current Stats: 55 GP; 20 Goals; 27 Assists
Projected Stats: 79 GP; 29 Goals; 39 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: %

Montreal:
No endorsements submitted

Hartford:
Arturs Irbe
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Current Stats: 45 GP; 19 Wins; GAA 3.54
Projected Stats: 70 GP; 30 Wins; GAA 3.54
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 40%

Zigmund Palffy
Jimmy Johns Gargantuan Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 82 overall)
Player goal: 37 goals or 52 assists
Current Stats: 51 GP; 22 Goals; 36 Assists
Projected Stats: 75 GP; 32 Goals; 53 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 50%

Quebec:
Marc Savard
Super Chexx Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 15 goals or 27 assists
Current Stats: 46 GP; 15 Goals; 34 Assists
Endorsement Achieved – $500,000 Winnings

Bryan Smolinski
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Current Stats: 52 GP; 29 Goals; 24 Assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

Pittsburgh:
Cliff Ronning
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Current Stats: 56 GP; 24 Goals; 38 Assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

Ed Belfour (Traded to San Jose)
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Current Stats: 51 GP; 22 Wins; GAA 3.37
Projected Stats: 70 GP; 30 Wins; GAA 3.37
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 60%

New York Rangers:
Jiri Slegr
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Current Stats: 56 GP; 10 Goals; 24 Assists
Projected Stats: 80 GP; 14 Goals; 34 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 70%

Patrick Roy
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Current Stats: 53 GP; 28 Wins; GAA 2.97
Projected Stats: 70 GP; 37 Wins; GAA 2.97
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 85%

New Jersey:
Mike Vernon
Macho Man’s SLIM JIM Endorsement (Goalies only – No Max on Overall)
Player goal: 35 wins or Goals-against of 3.50 or less (min. 50 games)
Current Stats: 52 GP; 31 Wins; GAA 3.13
Projected Stats: 70 GP; 42 Wins; GAA 3.13
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 90%

Sandis Ozolinsh
Fleer Ultra Endorsement (D-men only – Max 80 overall)
Player goal: 20 goals or 47 assists
Current Stats: 54 GP; 5 Goals; 18 Assists
Projected Stats: 78 GP; 7 Goals; 26 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 20%

Philadelphia:
Miroslav Satan
KFC Endorsement (FWDs only – Max 79 overall)
Player goal: 25 goals or 37 assists
Current Stats: 53 GP; 11 Goals; 21 Assists
Projected Stats: 77 GP; 16 Goals; 30 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 20%

Alexei Zhitnik
Chocolate Taco Endorsement (D-men only – Max 77 overall)
Player goal: 12 goals or 32 assists
Current Stats: 56 GP; 12 Goals; 16 Assists
Endorsement Achieved – $1,000,000 Winnings

Minnesota:
No endorsements submitted

San Jose:
Kimmo Timonen
Fleer Ultra Endorsement (D-men only – Max 80 overall)
Player goal: 20 goals or 47 assists
Current Stats: 50 GP; 10 Goals; 21 Assists
Projected Stats: 74 GP; 15 Goals; 31 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 10%

Joe Cirella
Everlasting Gobstopper Endorsement (D-men only – Max 75 overall)
Player goal: 5 goals or 20 assists
Current Stats: 56 GP; 3 Goals; 14 Assists
Projected Stats: 80 GP; 4 Goals; 20 Assists
Likelihood of Achieving Endorsement: 50%

Star Players in the Wales Conference



Here’s a review of each of the Wales Conferences the star players from each team… the key guys every GM would love to have and will most likely never move.

Devils – Mark Recchi

This is probably the easiest player to pick from any team. Recchi is at the top of the tree in terms of overall points this season with a staggering 77 points in 46 games. It would appear he is set to have a career high season and that’s some feet considering he already has a 122 point season behind him.

Canadiens – Al MacInnis

Big Al is firmly at the heart of the Canadiens defence, he’s the anchor of the team and without him the Canadiens almost certainly wouldn’t be pushing for the President’s trophy this season.

Rangers – Patrick Roy

It has to be Patrick Roy, he’s been the key to all of the Ranger success, which includes two back to back Stanley cups. He consistently makes it difficult to gain a win against the Rangers and therefore anyone in their right mind would want him on their team.

Penguins – Calle Johnansson

Maybe not quite the person who you would be expecting but this season he’s been one of the best defenders in the league, and currently has a massive +/- of +27 and is sitting 3rd amongst defenders in points with 40 (11 goals & 29 assists).

Bruins – Phil Housley

We all know Housley is known for his offensive play and that’s no exception this season with a massive 54 points so far, but what’s even more impressive, is his +/- of +24 which shows he’s really picked up his defensive game.

Leafs – Steve Yzerman

Stevie Y brings bags of leadership and experience which is needed for any team that’s serious about going deep into the Playoffs. He always leads by example and that is why he’s the Leafs top point scorer with 19 goals and 25 assists in 48 games. A player everyone would like on their team.

Whalers – Sergei Fedorov

The Whalers are having a bit of a rollercoaster season, but one thing that is ever consistent is Sergei Fedorov. He brings everything to every game and is known for both his offensive and defensive play. A key player for both the power play and plenty kill.

Nordiques – Tony Amonte

A pretty easy one, with the current Nords team, it has to be Tony Amonte as basically he’s their only superstar. Known for having bags of speed and a lethal shot that can punish any opponent.

Flyers – John Leclair

From the Flyers its basically between John Leclair and Alexei Yashin, and by default it goes to Leclair, not only because he’s above Yashin in terms of points with 51, but also because he’s been there and done that in seasons gone by.

Season 5 Rookie Roundup

Chicago: No Rookies

St Louis: 1 Rookie
Marty Turco – 3 GP – 1 Win – 2 Losses – GAA of 5.64 – Save Pct of .776

Detroit: No Rookies

Toronto: 3 Rookies
Keith Jones – 40 GP – 7 Goals – 6 Assists – 13 Points
Eric Fichaud – 1 GP – 1 Win – 0 Losses – GAA of 1.11 – Save Pct of .944
Tomas Vokoun – 13 GP – 0 Wins – 0 Losses – GAA of 2.48 – Save Pct of .904

Calgary: No Rookies

Seattle: 1 Rookie
Daniel Alfredsson – 33 GP – 7 Goals – 19 Assists – 26 Points

Vancouver: 5 Rookies
Jarome Iginla – 37 GP – 8 Goals – 16 Assists – 24 Points
Janne Ninimaa – 37 GP – 2 Goals – 20 Assists – 22 Points
Jeff Friesen – 40 GP – 10 Goals – 8 Assists – 18 Points
Chris Drury – 39 GP – 9 Goals – 8 Assists – 17 Points
Mattias Ohlund – 37 GP – 6 Goals – 9 Assists – 15 Points

Winnipeg: 3 Rookies
Richard Zednik – 40 GP – 15 Goals – 15 Assists – 30 Points
Andrew Brunette – 33 GP – 15 Goals – 12 Assists – 27 Points
Niklas Sundstrom – 40 GP – 4 Goals – 2 Assists – 6 Points

Boston: 2 Rookies
Brad Werenka – 40 GP – 3 Goals – 13 Assists – 13 Points
Miikka Kiprusoff – 2 GP – 0 Wins – 0 Losses – GAA of 3.53 – Save Pct of .857

Montreal: 4 Rookies
Bret Hedican – 39 GP – 6 Goals – 13 Assists – 19 Points
Cory Cross – 1 GP – 0 Goals – 0 Assists – 0 Points
Steve Konowalchuk – 3 GP – 0 Goals – 0 Assists – 0 Points
Mike Johnson – 3 GP – 0 Goals – 0 Assists – 0 Points

Hartford: 1 Rookie
Scott Pellerin – 5 GP – 0 Goals – 1 Assist – 1 Point

Quebec: 6 Rookies
Marc Savard – 29 GP – 11 Goals – 24 Assists – 35 Points
David Vyborny – 19 GP – 3 Goals – 5 Assists – 8 Points
Jocelyn Thibault – 30 GP – 8 Wins – 11 Losses – GAA of .4.23 – Save Pct of .851
Eric Cairns – 5 GP – 0 Goals – 1 Assist – 1 Points
Dean Malkoc – 3 GP – 0 Goals – 0 Assists – 0 Points
Jamie Storr – 4 GP – 2 Wins – 1 Loss – GAA of 2.51 – Save Pct of .875

Pittsburgh: No Rookies

New York Rangers: No Rookies

New Jersey: 2 Rookies
Mikhail Shtalenkov – 1 GP – 0 Goals – 0 Assists – 0 Points
Evgeni Nabakov – 9 GP – 3 Wins – 1 Loss – GAA of 4.00 – Save Pct of .850

Philadelphia: 1 Rookie
Ryan Smyth – 36 GP – 10 Goals – 20 Assists – 30 Points

Minnesota: 2 Rookies
Todd Bertuzzi – 38 GP – 10 Goals – 16 Assists – 26 Points
Nikolai Khabibulin – 12 GP – 1 Win – 2 Losses – GAA of 3.80 – Save Pct of .866

San Jose: 1 Rookie
Tomas Holmstrom – 24 GP – 2 Goals – 2 Assists – 4 Points